Russian Hill

Reverse graffitti is starting to be more prevalent in San Francisco in two forms: advertising and art.  It is created by washing away the dirt and grime of city life to leave an image in the negative, or reverse.  I first noticed ads stenciled onto the sidewalks downtown.  Watch this video from Channel 7 to learn more about video ads that are sweeping [sic] San Francisco.  (please click on the link for the Channel 7 video)
I have mixed views about reverse graffiti advertising.  The city...

Recent market activity in Telegraph Hill shows signs that the market for condos is showing signs of recovery.  Although the market for condos in some of San Francisco's finest neighborhoods (including Russian Hill, North Beach, North Waterfront and Telegraph Hill) is down 16% in the last few years, it appears that the gap between supply (the number of condos listed for sale) and demand (the number of condos that close escrow) is narrowing.  What is happenning here?  Likely a number of...

A few months ago, I created a blog entry about Russian Hill's Magic Corner, the intersection of Hyde and Green Streets.  I talked about the awesome sights I have seen there...a few years ago, at the height of a heat wave (it was still very warm at 9PM) when I drove by Frascati and saw dinners, seated at tables outside the restaurant.  The scene was etherial and quite unusual for San Francisco.  Was it really warm enough in July to take off our jackets and eat outside? 
Since then, I have...

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